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Alba (Southside CRF)–Calling it a Day

Posted May 28th, 2010 by Allyson

After two years of working in University Housing and Dining Services as a team member to the Community Relations Facilitators, I’m sad to announce that I’m saying goodbye to the UHDS family. I’m not leaving empty handed though. Throughout these past two years I can definitely say that I’ve grown so much personally as well as in our position.

Being a CRF has really given me confidence in my self-expression. I’ve learned that sometimes it’s more beneficial to our awareness when we take a step outside our comfort zone and challenge people’s point of views in order to educate. I’ve also learned that challenging someone’s point of view doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re trying to pick a fight or that things will end badly. It can get uncomfortable, but as I’ve come to realize, those uncomfortable moments are sometimes when the most learning takes place.

In addition, I’ve enjoyed all the new relationships that have been built over the last two years. We’ve been able to spend time with RA’s, RD’s, the staff at the cultural, resource centers, Team Liberation, and many others. I’ve made connections that I know wouldn’t have been so easily made without my position and I appreciate the opportunity.

Thanks to everybody who supported our program in one-way or another. It was a fun two years and I wish the best of luck to Victor and Kevin and the rest of the CRF team. Again, thank you for your continued support of the CRF program.

-Alba Garcia

Community Relations Facilitator- Southside

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One Response to “Alba (Southside CRF)–Calling it a Day”

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